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OF THE UNIVERSITY, AND OF THE FACULTY OF NEDICINE OF PARIS; MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL
SOCIETY OF EMULATION; OF THE WESTMINSTER SOCIETY, LONDON ; CORRESPONDING NEMBER
OF THE ANATOMICAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH ; ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF SCIENCES,
LETTERS, AND ARTS, OF ANTWERP; OP THE SOCIETY OF THE NATURAL AND MEDICAL
SCIENCES OF BRUXELLES; OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF CHENT; OF THE
ROYAL MEDICAL SOCIETY OF MARSEILLES; OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF
BOULOGNE, ETC.; EDITOR OF THE CONTINENTAL AND BRITISH MEDICAL

REVIEW, ETC.

"Si l'on veut perfectionner l'espace humaine, c'est
dans la medecine qu'il faut eu chercher les moyeny."

SECOND EDITION,

CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED, WITH PLATES.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW; AND
HENRY KENT CAUSTON, BIRCHIN LANE.

1838.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MONROE C. GUTMAN LIBRARY

OCT 3 17

67439
,88

INTRODUCTION.

From the number of works existing on educa. tion it might be supposed that there was nothing more to be said on the subject; that is not the case,-the apparent abundance is in reality sterile, and the numerous works existing on education are but compilations and repetitions of more or less ancient date.

Until the appearance of the first edition of my work (so favourably received by the public) the subject of which I treat was new. No author had given special attention to the physical education of women; observations relating to them were occasionally to be found, but no work then existed entirely devoted to their progressive development. Yet the improvement of the human species depends greatly on woman, not only on

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